© Jimmie Durham. Photograph and digital image © Delaware Art Museum. Not for reproduction or publication.
Red Turtle
Date: 1991
Medium: Turtle shell, paint, wood, and paper
Dimensions: 59 3/4 x 47 1/2 in. (151.8 x 120.7 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Abel, Jr., 2009
Object Number: 2009-78
About: Jimmie Durham’s early political activism with the American Indian Movement informed his artistic practice and the materials and concepts explored in his sculpture. Here, the artist counters the colonizer’s appeals with signs traditionally associated with Native American culture—the snake and turtle shell.
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